Tag: Nature

Bicycling the Back Roads of Mt Rainier National Park

I don’t know how many times I’ve been to Mt. Rainier but this was definitely a first. Last weekend we drove to the remote northwest corner of the National Park to bicycle the old Carbon River Road. It had been washed out back in…

Paradise in Bloom, Nisqually Glacier and Christine Falls!

Everybody knows that August is the best time to visit Paradise to see the wildflowers in bloom but somehow I always miss it   We usually visit early in the season, as soon as the roads are passable;  here’s what it looked like in…

Pink Sunset

After looking for Pink yesterday I realized how hard it is to find – at least at my house.  Even in my garden – except for the dahlias – pink was in short supply.  I guess I could have waited for last night’s sunset…

Under a Weeping Willow

I rested under a weeping willow. Its trunk was thick and twisted its leaves swayed in the breeze on supple branches upheld by stronger limbs above twisted too and content to be hidden. For A Photo a Week Challenge – Twisted. ~ Susanne

Reflections on the Cedar River

Last week we took a walk on the Cedar River Trail.  It had rained the night before and heavy clouds remained overhead. But the river was still and placid, reflecting the loveliness nearby. For Sunday Still’s, Stillness. ~ Susanne

My Little Backyard Chickadees

In the heat of the day I turned on the stream and sat under the shade of the Douglas Firs. It wasn’t long before I heard the chickadees calling to one another, flying overhead, finally daring to stop by the precious flowing water. We…

A Competition Between the Blue Heron and the Bald Eagle – at Coulon Park

Every visit to Coulon Park is wonderful but there is always something new! Today’s weather was perfect for walking and the brilliant blue skies were reflected in the waters of Lake Washington. Sailboats were lined up as usual and ready to go. Turtles were…

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